Trip Ideas

Feb27

North Georgia Has Ten Wilderness Areas: Uh, What’s a Wilderness Area?

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Trip Ideas, Outdoor Adventures

North Georgia Has Ten Wilderness Areas: Uh, What’s a Wilderness Area?

Many people have a vague idea of the meaning of wilderness -- places that are mostly natural, isolated and hard to get to and almost always in the woods.

Jan18

Dahlonega Continues to Top Several Lists

Written by // Brianna Lawson Categories // Arts & Live Music, Trip Ideas, Festivals & Events, Sip & Dine, Shopping, Misc

Dahlonega Continues to Top Several Lists

Beautiful Dahlonega, Georgia, known for being the site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the heart of Georgia wine country, continues to be recognized on several lists across many well-known websites and magazines. From the abundance of entertainment to our rich history, there are so many reasons why Dahlonega is a great place to visit!

Dec19

Photographing Waterfalls: How to Make the Most of Your Camera

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Trip Ideas, Outdoor Adventures, Misc

Photographing Waterfalls: How to Make the Most of Your Camera

North Georgia is blessed with an abundance of water flowing through the Appalachian Mountains. When this water encounters hard caprock or a particularly steep section, the result is often a waterfall or cascade. Waterfalls become a destination for hikers and sightseers. In fact, many of the hiking trails here in the mountains exist only to lead to a waterfall.

Dec02

The Dahlonega General Store Has a Warming Feel of Simpler Times

Written by // UNG English Department Categories // Trip Ideas, History & Heritage, Shopping

The Dahlonega General Store Has a Warming Feel of Simpler Times

Nestled in North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains sits the small town of Dahlonega.  The site of our nation’s first gold rush in 1828, the city is filled with history and tradition.  The Historic Public Square has kept its timeless feel and character alive with its historical presence, significance, and architecture. The original courthouse, built in 1836, still stands in the center of the square, and the General Store, once a crucial aspect of life in Dahlonega, stands across from it.

Nov21

Dahlonega: The Perfect Place to Spend Thanksgiving

Written by // Brianna Lawson Categories // Trip Ideas, Sip & Dine, Shopping

Dahlonega: The Perfect Place to Spend Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a special time of year with good company and delicious food spent in your beautiful hometown in the North Georgia Mountains. You can’t get any better than that!

Fill your day with many fun activities, all taking place in downtown Dahlonega. Start a new family tradition and work up your appetite by participating in the 2nd annual Dahlonega Turkey Trot 5K! Proceeds from the Turkey Trot will benefit the Lumpkin County Family Connection Program. Learn more and register for the trot today!

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